Looking for the best chrome extensions to speed up your blogging tasks and get more done in less time?
If yes, then this blog post is for you.
In this post, I’m going to share the 21 best chrome extensions for bloggers that will simplify your blogging journey.
These extensions are recommended by pro bloggers.
Make your blogging life a whole lot easier and streamlined with these extensions.
Why do you need Chrome Extensions?
As per StatCounter, Google chrome is clearly one of the widely used browsers.
Thanks to its user-friendly interface and speed, I use Chrome browser on all my devices.
I’ve used many extensions over the years to enhance the functionality of my browser.
You might wonder, why we need extensions?
Let me explain it.
Running a website takes a lot of hard work.
As a blogger, you might spend most of your time and efforts in writing content, doing SEO, conducting keyword research, engaging on social media, creating backlinks, etc to assure the success of your blog.
All these tasks are time-consuming.
So, you need the best tools that can help you cut down the time to get it done.
Here comes the browser extensions to help you.
There are thousand of chrome extensions available that can help you simplify your tasks, streamline your workflow and increase your productivity.
The best part is all of them are free.
Before we jump on to the 21 best chrome extensions that will boost your productivity, don’t forget to bookmark this post for future reference.
Also, check out 10 Free & Must-have WordPress Plugins that will help you manage your blog like a pro in 2021.
21 Best Google Chrome Extensions for Bloggers
Note: Installing too many extensions can slow down your browser and can affect your browsing experience. Therefore, try to keep the number of extensions minimum. Install only that are relevant to you.
Without any further ado, let’s get started with the list.
SEOquake is a free chrome extension by SEMrush.
It works as a comprehensive SEO toolkit for your browser.
With this extension, you can check the SEO metrics of any web page within the search result page with just one click.
SEO toolbar (located on the top of your browser window) displays domain metrics such as Google Index, Alexa Rank, SEMrush Ranking data, and Facebook likes, etc.
Along with SEO data, SEOquake offers additional useful tools such as an SEO audit, keyword density report, internal/external link analysis, real-time domain comparisons, and social metrics.
Use this extension to track the SEO stats of your competitor’s website.
Would you like to have an extra pair of eyes while writing a blog post?
Of course, you do.
Because let me be honest.
It is quite embarrassing if your readers find out mistakes in the content that you’ve published. It can impact your credibility.
To avoid embarrassment ensure that your copy is error-free. So, I highly recommend you to start using the Grammarly Chrome extension.
It is a must-have Chrome extension for bloggers and content writers.
Grammarly is a tool that helps you detect and fix grammatical and spelling mistakes. It evaluates your writing and provides you suggestions to improve its clarity and grammar.
If you’re good at grammar and just need to fix minor mistakes, then the free account is enough for you.
However, if you’re someone who finds it difficult to come up with new words and commits plenty of mistakes then I suggest you try Grammarly premium.
If you want to do some comprehensive SEO research, use the MozBar extension.
Mozbar is the official chrome extension of Moz.com.
It is an SEO tool that helps you check the metrics such as Domain Authority (DA) and Page Authority (PA), Backlinks, top ranking keywords, spam score, and other data of any website right within the search engine result pages (SERPS).
Additionally, with the MozBar extension you can :
- Analyze keyword optimization for any article.
- Can do custom searches by the search engine, country, etc.
- Instantly monitor the performance metrics of any web page.
Once installed, it automatically appears on the top of every web page you visit and displays D.A and P.A on a scale of 1-100.
You need to create a free account on Moz.com to access mozbar features.
4. LastPass: Free Password Manager
If you’re terrible at remembering passwords and often got locked out of your accounts, LastPass is a must-have Chrome extension for you.
LastPass is a free password manager that allows you to securely save and manage all your passwords in one place and make it easy for you to log in to your accounts.
All you need to remember is one ‘master password’ for LastPass. It will save all your unique passwords for every site in a secure vault.
Lastpass will automatically fill in your information when you need it to log in or filling the online forms. Additionally, it syncs all your information across all your devices so you can access your data from any device.
You can also save your address, credit card information, etc., for faster checkouts.
It provides high-level security. Even the LastPass team can’t access your LastPass Vault.
Ads are annoying.
Imagine visiting an ad-cluttered website while doing research for your upcoming blog post?
Enough to make you irritated. Right?
Say goodbye to annoying ads with the AdBlock Chrome extension.
It provides you safe, secure, and ad-free browsing experience.
AdBlock extension blocks pop-ups, video ads, or other annoying promotional banners from all the websites.
Now you can watch YouTube videos without being interrupted by advertisements.
It works automatically. Just install the chrome extension and it and it will instantly block ads.
Also, it helps to load your web pages faster.
6. Awesome Screenshot & Screen Recorder
Imagine taking screenshots, then edit, annotate and store them instantly using the same tool.
Pretty amazing, right?
Awesome Screenshot is a must-have Chrome extension to capture professionally-looking screenshots for your blog.
It is easy to use and allows you to take screenshots of the entire screen, scrolling window, or visible area of the screen in just one click.
Additionally, you can record your browser screen with it. But the video length is limited to 5 minutes.
After taking the screenshots, you can edit them within the browser. You can use the editing features like crop, draw, add shapes, add text, highlight the area, blur out sensitive information, etc.
Once done, You can save these screenshots to your local storage or cloud.
Do you use social media to share and promote your content?
I guess you do.
Social media is a great platform to reach your target audience and spread the word about your blog. But spending all your valuable time posting and engaging on social media is a total waste of time.
That’s why it is important to schedule your social media posts. So that they get automatically shared on your social media accounts while you do the other important tasks.
All you need to install is a Buffer chrome extension.
You can share your posts instantly or schedule to post later. It will automatically share your content at a scheduled time.
With buffer chrome extension, you don’t need to leave the site or tab you’re working on. All you need to click on the Buffer icon in the extension toolbar, and it will open a space for you to schedule your posts.
It is a must-have extension for bloggers and social media managers to schedule their social media content in advance.
8. Keywords Everywhere – Keyword Tool
Keywords Everywhere extension helps you with your keyword research.
It shows you related keywords, ‘people also search for’, trending, and ‘long tail keywords’ on the right side of the google search results page.
Furthermore, it provides you metrics of google trends, youtube, amazon, etc.
It is a simple yet very useful chrome extension that can help you find new and related keywords in your niche.
9. Pinterest Save Button
Pinterest made it easy to collect and save ideas that inspire you.
Pinterest Save Button is a free Chrome extension that helps you save your time and efforts.
With this extension, you can save and organize the images you like from all over the web to your Pinterest boards and easily access or see them later.
Simply hover over an image you like (on any website) and click on the Pin icon to save it.
Now you can keep track of all your favorite ideas, DIY projects, and style inspirations you want to try.
Struggle to focus while writing blog posts?
Say goodbye to procrastination and boost your productivity with the StayFocusd Chrome extension.
It helps you stay focused by limiting the time you spend on non-productive websites.
StayFocusd blocks you from visiting these websites for the rest of the day when the time limit has reached.
Use this extension while writing a blog post or doing other priority tasks.
11. SimilarWeb – Traffic Rank & Website Analysis
SimilarWeb is a free competitor analysis tool that helps you track your competitor’s strategies to generate ideas for increasing traffic and ranking of your website.
SimilarWeb extension provides you in-depth analysis and statistics of any website while you’re browsing.
It helps you view analytics like website traffic, keywords ranking, traffic source, and other key metrics like engagement rate, bounce rate, and average monthly traffic, etc.
Visit any website and click the Similarweb extension icon to reveal detailed statistics.
12. Easy Blog Commenting
If you frequently write comments on other websites for the purpose of link building or networking, this chrome extension makes it easy to do so.
Easy Blog Commenting allows you to write comments more quickly and saves you a lot of time.
You can easily set up multiple profiles with this extension.
It automatically fills up the name, email, and website URL fields in the WordPress blog comment field while you write a comment.
13. Save to Pocket
Do you get overwhelmed by the information available online while researching your upcoming blog posts?
Well, we all do.
Avoid losing track of your time and information with Save to Pocket Chrome extension.
Pocket is the simplest and most efficient way to save articles, images, social posts, videos -literally anything you want to read or watch later.
If you find something informative that you want to use later as a reference for your upcoming blog posts, save it to pocket.
Pocket is a real-time saver. It automatically syncs your content across all your devices. You can access it anywhere from any device.
You can save your content by categories to keep it organized and easily accessible.
Pocket app is available for both Android and iOS.
14. Bitly | Powerful Short Links
Long URLs usually look spammy and people avoid clicking such links.
To avoid this problem and shorten your links, you need a URL shortener.
Install Bitly chrome extension to shortens your links and optimized them for maximum sharing.
Bitly generates short, customized, and easily recognizable links from any web page in a single click.
You can share these short links anywhere and drive more visitors to your content.
It is extremely helpful for bloggers who frequently share their content on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter to avoid the risk of getting flagged.
Looking for a screen recorder to create tutorials or quick instructional videos?
With the Loom chrome extension, you can record your browser screen, webcam, or both at the same time to create videos.
It offers simple editing options like trim the video, add a call to action, and custom thumbnails to make your videos more impactful.
You can embed your videos on your blog with the Html code.
Moreover, it allows you to share your videos with anyone with a link.
Loom offers both basic and premium plans. In my opinion, the free version is more than enough.
Want to know the exact color code of your competitor’s logo or website pallet?
If yes, then try the ColorZilla Chrome extension.
It is a great tool that allows you to find and pick HEX codes of colors from any webpage.
All you need to hover over the color for which you want the HEX code.
I use this extension while designing graphics and featured images for my blog using canva. It helps me to maintain consistency in branding and blog identity etc.
Curious to know which fonts are being used on a particular website?
Use WhatFont chrome extension to find the fonts used on any website or webpage you come across.
With this extension, you can inspect fonts simply by hovering over them.
Besides, you can get all the info about the font’s weight, height, size, and other characters.
18. Image Downloader
Find the perfect image for your blog post but not able to download it?
Sometimes it is difficult to save an image from the internet. When you try to save the image, it saves the whole web page instead of saving the image.
Don’t worry, Image Downloader chrome extension is here to help you.
Image Downloader extension lets you download the images on the web that you’re unable to download.
Additionally, this extension helps you to download multiple images from a website in a single click.
19. VPN Free – Betternet Unlimited VPN Proxy
Being bloggers, we spend most of our time on the internet researching and writing blog posts, building backlinks, managing social media accounts, etc.
So we need to protect our data and personal information online.
Try Betternet VPN chrome extension to encrypt your internet connection to make your internet connection secure.
Betternet VPN hides your IP address, masks your identity and location online, and keep you safe from malicious websites.
It allows you to browse the internet from any location that helps you check your website’s content rankings from different locations.
OneTab is an ideal choice for bloggers who often get overwhelmed when multiple tabs are open in the browser.
OneTab Chrome extension lets you group all the open tabs to an easy-to-read single tab.
Just click on the OneTab icon to merge all open tabs into one.
You can easily open or delete any tab from the list according to your need.
This extension comes in handy when you are writing a post and need quick references to a variety of tools and links.
In addition, it speeds up your browser by reducing CPU load.
21. Word Counter Plus
If you’re looking for a tool that can help you display the word count of a web page without leaving the site, try Word Counter Plus.
Word Counter Plus is a handy chrome extension that provides you the number of words and characters in a selected text.
It is quite simple to use.
Select some text on a webpage, right-click and select the Word Counter Plus menu. It shows you the number of words, characters, and the average and longest word lengths of selected text.
This concludes our list of 21 best chrome extensions for bloggers. I hope you have found at least one extension out the list worth installing.
Now, over to you.
What is your top pick from the list? Let me know in the comment section.
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